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#1 crochet_mommy

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Posted 05 August 2008 - 10:04 AM

I am looking for a carseat blanket that i saw before, I just can't remember where. Maybe you can help. Also, do any of you think it would be possible to convert a round ripple into a carseat blanket?

For those of you that dont know what a carseat blanket is, its a blanket that has a small hole or slit in it for the car seat seatbelt to fit through so the baby can be warm and safe at the same time...TIA ladies



#2 Alaina

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Posted 05 August 2008 - 10:34 AM

There is one in Stitch & Bitch Crochet: The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller.

http://www.amazon.co...17953782&sr=8-1

I think it's called the Sejia Set (includes a hat and a stroller-sized blanket with holes in it for the stroller/seat-belt.)

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Posted 05 August 2008 - 11:22 AM

Is this the one you're talking about:
http://www.woolcraft...et-pattern.html

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Posted 09 August 2008 - 10:11 AM

I found both patterns on the internet, but I adapted the second one to make it into a car seat blanket.

BABY CAR SEAT BLANKET

I found this one some where on the internet, but I'm afraid I don't remember where or who made it, sorry!

This blanket has a slit in the middle so that the crotch strap of
the seat belt can be threaded through.

Size: 24 x 17 inches.

Materials: Red Heart Soft Baby sport weight yarn, 7 oz skein Mc,
small amounts of 2 contrast colors; crochet hook size G; yarn
needle.

With Mc, ch 71.

row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across: 70; turn.

row 2: ch 1, sc in each sc across; turn.

rep Row 2 every row as follows: 20 rows Mc (total), 10 rows of 2
contrast colors, 2 Mc, 2 contrast, 2 Mc, 2 contrast, 16 Mc, 2
contrast (66 rows total).

Seat Belt Opening:

row 1: ch 1, sc in next 35 sc; turn.

rows 2-15: Working on these 35 sts only, sc in each sc across
alternating 2 Mc, 2 contrast rows. Break off yarn.

Starting from the center, rejoin yarn and work on remaining 35 sts
for 14 rows as for previous section. Break off yarn.

Using contrast color, starting on right side, join yarn at right
end of row and work across all 70 sts for 2 rows. Then work 16 Mc,
2 contrast, 2 Mc, 2 contrast, 2 Mc, 2 contrast and 20 Mc to finish
main part of blanket.

Border:

rnd 1: Without breaking yarn, ch 1, sc in base of ch , sc in each
st across blanket end, 3 sc in corner st, sc in end of each row, 3
sc in corner st, sc in each st across blanket end, 3 sc in corner
st, sc in end of each row, sc in beginning corner st, join with sl
st to ch .

rnd 2: With Cc yarn, sc in each sc around, working 3 sc in each
corner st, join.

rep Rnd 2, working 2 rows Mc, 1 contrast.

Scallop Edging: With Mc, ch 2, 5 dc in corner st, * sk2 sts, sc in
next st, ** sk2 sts, 5 dc in next st, sk2 sts, sc in next st; rep
from ** to corner working 9 dc in corner st; rep from * along next
edge, working 9 dc in each corner st, work 3 more dc in same corner
st as beg of rnd, join with sl st to ch 2. Fasten off and weave in
ends.

Center Hole Finishing: Join Mc at one end of slit; ch 1, sc in each
row end, sc in end of slit, sc in each row end and sc in end of
slit, join with sl st to ch 1. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Crinkle Car Seat Baby Blanket

I used the original "Crinkle Baby Blanket" and adapted it for a car seat blanket.

This makes its own border and has a nice lacy "crinkle" design. It
also has a slit in the middle so that the crotch strap of the seat
belt can be threaded through.

Size: About 17 x 24 inches.

Materials: Red Heart Soft Baby sport yarn, 7 ozs; I crochet hook;
yarn needle.

Ch71.

Rows 1-4: ch 1, turn; sc in each sc across; ch 1, turn.

Row 5: Sc in first 4 sc, * ch 2, sk next sc, sc in next sc; rep
from * to last 3 sc, sc in last 3 sc; ch 1, turn.

row 6: Sc in first 4 sc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in each ch 2 sp across, sc
in last 4 sc; ch 1, turn.

row 7: Hdc in first 4 sc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in each ch 2 sp across,
hdc in last 4 sc; ch 1, turn.

rows 8-66: Rep Rows 6 and 7.

Seat Belt Opening:

First Side:

row 1: Sc in first 4 sc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next 16 ch 2 sps, sc in
last ch 2 sp again; turn leaving rem sts unworked.

row 2: ch 2, sk first 2 sc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in each ch 2 sp across,
hdc in last 3 sc.

rows 3-17: Rep Rows 1 & 2. At end of Row 17, fasten off and weave
in ends.

Second Side: Join yarn with sl st in next ch 2 sp on last long row
and complete same as for first side of seat belt opening, but do
not fasten off..

Continuing across both sections, rep Rows 7 & 6 for 54 rows total.

Bottom Edge:

row 1: Sc in first 4 sts, 2 sc in each ch 2 sp across, sc in last
4 sts; ch 1, turn.

rows 2-4: Sc in each sc across; ch 1, turn. At end of last row,
fasten off and weave in ends.

Center Hole Finishing: Join at one end of slit; ch 1, sc in each
row end, sc in end of slit, sc in each row end and sc in end of
slit, join with sl st to ch 1. Fasten off and weave in ends.

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Posted 09 August 2008 - 10:30 AM

Hi All!

I hope you don't mind, but to provide some information. As one of my jobs, I'm a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician/Senior Checker through Safe Kids Worldwide (www.safekids.org Over 1 million car seat checked!) and I just want to make sure everyone is aware that if you're going to use a blanket with a car seat, please be aware that most car seat manufacturers do not recommend anything under the baby in the car seat that didn't come from the manufacturer with a car seat. A cover that fits over the baby and/or the seat is generally ok, as long as it doesn't go under the baby or in anyway affect how the straps fit the child, how the seat fits the vechicle or impede the seat functions in the vehicle. It's always safest to call the car seat manufacturer (there's an 800 # on the seat somewhere!) and ask what they recommend.

Confusing, I know. For more information, visit the Safe Kids website, or better yet, attend a car seat check or fitting station in your area! We love to see the babies anyway! Food for thought--Safe Kids Worldwide estimates that 4 out of every 5 car seats are installed or used incorrectly, so stop in and get some information! It can actually be a lot of fun!

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Posted 09 August 2008 - 11:56 AM

[quote name='cdschlea']Hi All!

I hope you don't mind, but to provide some information. As one of my jobs, I'm a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician/Senior Checker through Safe Kids Worldwide (www.safekids.org Over 1 million car seat checked!) and I just want to make sure everyone is aware that if you're going to use a blanket with a car seat, please be aware that most car seat manufacturers do not recommend anything under the baby in the car seat that didn't come from the manufacturer with a car seat. A cover that fits over the baby and/or the seat is generally ok, as long as it doesn't go under the baby or in anyway affect how the straps fit the child, how the seat fits the vechicle or impede the seat functions in the vehicle. It's always safest to call the car seat manufacturer (there's an 800 # on the seat somewhere!) and ask what they recommend.


when i saw a car seat blanket a few years back - made of fleece and then just the other day - right before this thread for a crocheted one (cant remember where i saw it now) i thought i remembered being told that when i brought dd home from the hospital. she was soooo small that i had to buy the smallest car seat i could find and it was still huge (I had already bought a normal seat but it was way too big so had to get a new one) I had asked about blankets underneath her to make it fit better and they said that it wasnt a good idea...the only thing they recommended be IN the seat with her was a small receiving blanket/towel rolled up and put around her head (in an upside down horseshoe shape) to keep her head straight. they dont usually encourage this either but giving her size it was a lessor of two evils. It's really too bad too cuz I think these blankets are such a good idea so the blanket doesnt fall off (or the mom having to fight with it) or get lost. I did get a lovely car set cover with the part that zippers down so the baby can see out to put over the car seat for inclement weather. that was kind of nice.

you could probably crochet something like this....
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Posted 10 August 2008 - 07:48 AM

I uderstand the concern for having a blanket under the baby, but this just goes on top. I don't see how it could hurt anything since the baby needs a blanket anyway. these are small and won't wrap under the baby anyway.

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Posted 10 August 2008 - 11:28 AM

I uderstand the concern for having a blanket under the baby, but this just goes on top. I don't see how it could hurt anything since the baby needs a blanket anyway. these are small and won't wrap under the baby anyway.


Brenda

I agree with you on this.

Carol:hook